A few days ago RIM announced it'd be hosting the first ever BBM Hackathon in NYC in August. This seems like an awesome idea for 3rd party app developers to be able to learn from RIM developers on how to better incorporate their apps into BBM Social Platform. Well today BlackBerry has announced aside from the event, they will be hosting three webcasts prior to the event to prepare developers for this integration of apps into the BBM Social Platform. If you're a developer check out the dates and links below to register.

  • Integrating with the BBM Social Platform, One Step at a Time.
    Step 1: Viral Distribution and the BBM Contact List
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST
    Register here.

  • Integrating with the BBM Social Platform, One Step at a Time.
    Step 2: User Profile and Custom Profile Box
    Thursday, July 21, 2011
    2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST
    Register here.

  • Integrating with the BBM Social Platform, One Step at a Time.
    Step 3: BBM Chat and Embedding Chat within your App
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST
    Register here.